Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
In this Article
- What is neutropenia?
- How is neutropenia defined?
- What are the clinical consequences of neutropenia?
- What causes neutropenia?
- How is neutropenia diagnosed?
- How is neutropenia treated?
- Neutropenia At A Glance
- Find a local Hematologist in your town
Neutropenia At A Glance
- Neutropenia is a condition in which the number of neutrophils (a type of
white blood cell) in the bloodstream is decreased, affecting the body's ability
to fight off infections.
- Neutropenia is defined as an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of less than
1500 per microliter (1500/microL)
- Neutropenia may be caused by or associated with numerous medical conditions
- Most infections that occur as a result of neutropenia
are due to bacteria that are normally present on the skin or in the
gastrointestinal or urinary
- Treatment depends upon the cause and severity of he condition as well as the underlying disease state responsible for the neutropenia.
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2009
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